Just got a nasty call… - Posted by Paul_MA
Posted by Paul_MA on March 07, 2001 at 17:31:34:
…from a postcard mailing.
The property appeared to be empty and overgrown. Sidewalks not shoveled, broken glass windows on front porch, chipping paint on the outside of house and grass was not cut during the summer.
I sent postcards. They have my return PO Box number, the mailing address of the current tax bill of the property, a statement asking if they wish to get rid of the house, WE BUY HOUSES, 555-555-XXXX, RE: and the subject property address.
It has worked good so far. Some real junker properties have been offered to me for free.
Now, this lady was angry because: (1) I was hounding her like all the ‘others’ (this was our first contact) (2) using a postcard revealed to the world the subject property address (3) using the 20 cent postcard was the cheap way out.
I explained to her that the subject property was on a vacant house list passed out by the city and that I seek properties to fix up. She told me to cross it off my list. So I politely thanked her while she hung up on me.
Her main complaint was that the address of the subject property was on the postcard. She said I should have sent a letter.
I’d like to hear your opinion or what you put on your postcards. Do you send letters first?